The fairytale romance of the century took a monumental turn when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows on March 19th in front of millions worldwide. Their brief engagement was quite unprecedented for a royal couple, but they wanted to ensure every member of the family would be able to be present for the most important day of their lives.
This day made history for a number of reasons and set the new standard for royal weddings to follow. Sadly, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle Sr., was unable to attend the ceremony for health reasons, leaving her without a father figure to walk her down the aisle.
With mere days to spare, Meghan had to quickly find a suitable replacement. She issued a public statement, telling people of her final choice. Much to our great surprise, she asked her now father-in-law, Prince Charles, to have the honor.
He, undoubtedly, was more than happy to have the privilege of walking his son’s wife down the aisle and was quite flattered to be asked. This act, alone, made many people wonder just how close the two really are.
At the reception following the ceremony, Prince Charles put all those questions to rest. At a lunch gathering held at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, he shared a few words. One of the guests in attendance called his speech “brilliant,” stating that it made Harry “very emotional.”
The guest went on to say, “It was very sweet actually, very heartfelt. Charles commented on how proud he was of the man his son had grown into. He ended it by saying, ‘My darling old harry, I’m so happy for you,’ which was very sweet.”
When it came time to address his new daughter-in-law, his words certainly didn’t disappoint. “He commented on how he’s really happy for them both. He said he was very pleased to be asked [to walk Meghan down the aisle] and happy to help out.”
If anyone ever had any doubt as to Prince Charles’ true feelings about his daughter-in-law, we now know the truth. Despite any rumors that my fly about, it came straight from the Prince’s mouth that he is very happy for the couple.
We know that the family will just continue to grow as time goes on. We can’t wait to see how their relationships continue to flourish as the new Duchess of Sussex finds her place in the royal family. We wish the beautiful couple a lifetime of love and happiness together!